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Women jumps into Minnesota lake to help save duck hunters in dramatic rescue
Travel alert: Westbound I-94 blocked between Osakis and Alexandria
Frost Advisory: Areas Of Frost May Develop Overnight
Jacob Wetterling memorial: 'Our love for you will never die'
Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87 just before heart surgery
COLA to host Homecoming games Thursday
Roth, Smith tied heading to Chip-N Club final round
DL swimmers second to Visitation at Otter Invitational
FOOTBALL: Raiders beat up on winless Gators
Johnson’s first place finish leads DL boys to second at Milaca Mega Meet
Fostering hope: Local woman organizes ‘kid kits’ fundraiser for county’s foster care program
Teaching the 'lost language'; New teacher of the Ojibwe Learning and Native American Culture class is all about the students
Senior year, not so glamorous
Touchdowns and Tailgates
Chivers' exchange vows
Friends & Neighbors
BD’s Gas and Grub under new ownership
MN gas prices down, Colonial Pipeline leakage in south causing issues
Jack Chivers Realty adds new service branch
Preparing to become a caregiver
Dairy Queen set to move to McKinley Plaza Friday
It's time to put a stop to bullying
Grand opening celebration for The Barn in NYM set Oct. 1
Tamarac Fall Festival set for Oct. 1; waterfowl themes abound
Four things you can do in DL this week for no cost
Fall officially arrives this Thursday!
William V. "Bill" Vipond
Ronald R. Aanerud
Vernon A. Sellers
Douglas Daryl Miller
Helen Mae Williams
Stop the lies against Eken
Big garbage, big economy
Refugee community should welcome FBI
Don't blame farmers for dying honeybees
Leaving home--love isn't always spoken
A couple of shotgun experts find out what they've been missing in mourning dove hunting
Waterfowl hunting season now open in Minnesota
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
Rarely seen, the tough, wily fisher lives among us
Pheasant numbers up 29 percent over last year
Fired up for hunting season; Local Sportsman’s Clubs have their sights set on you
LP-A busts a move: Lake Park-Audubon Elementary receives national ‘Active Schools’ award
4-H'ers bring home ribbons from the Minnesota State Fair
Cormorant art show winners announced
Pine to Palm
September 24, 2016
National tourney shows amazing bass catch in Minnesota
As predicted, the showcase of the Bass Masters Elite series Angler of the Year tournament on Lake Mille Lacs was a huge success. The top bass fishing pros not only caught a lot of bass, but they weighed in huge weights. The winning angler had a three day total of 15 bass for over...
September 24, 2016 - 3:00pm
September 10, 2016
Tricky fishing for next few weeks
The theme of this past week and the Labor Day holiday weekend was wind, rain, wind, cold fronts, and wind. This is not uncommon for early September. The reason the weather matters so much this time of year, is that fishing is a very weather-dependent sport. Thunder, lightning, and...
September 10, 2016 - 5:00am
September 3, 2016
Tremendous bass fishing in area
The drama and insanity that has become the Lake Mille Lacs walleye situation has just taken another turn. After the governor made the decision to keep the lake open for walleye fishing after the harvest quota was met last month, a new decision was made this week that it will be closed...
September 3, 2016 - 5:00am
August 27, 2016
Sad news--more zebra mussels
It is sad news that three of our area lakes have been confirmed to have zebra mussels. Big Detroit (and of course then, Little Detroit), West Battle, and Otter Tail. Disappointing, but not a huge surprise to me. These are highly used waters by not just fishermen, but they are busy...
August 27, 2016 - 5:00am
August 21, 2016
Electronics now a key part of fishing
The word of the week this week is "electronics." Repeat, because it is very critical for fishing in the 21st century .... "electronics." I have been reminded this week as I have had a phone call with some discussion about recommendations for graph/GPS. I have had a phone call about...
August 21, 2016 - 5:00am
August 17, 2016
Lake activity is winding down in the Detroit Lakes area with the end of summer closing in on us and fall right around the corner. Walleyes are still deep during the daylight hours in the 18-28ft depths on most area lakes. With the full moon, night fishing on the flats with crankbaits...
August 17, 2016 - 11:39am
August 13, 2016
Secrets of fishing for trout in the area
I was reminded again this last week that I don’t often give much love to the trout fishing available in our area. This is very true, and I am sorry to area trout anglers that you get neglected. Many of the trout anglers like to go un-noticed. They are a different breed of anglers...
August 13, 2016 - 2:50pm
August 6, 2016
Make time to get out, enjoy the lakes
The lakes area gets to be busy during the summer. It is very evident this weekend, of course, with the extremely large gathering for WE Fest. But, if you look at the schedule we have every year, from July to the start of school, we are busy. We jump from the 4th of July to the water...
August 6, 2016 - 5:45am
July 30, 2016
Lakes are full, but too warm for muskie
The last week I have been pleased to see a significant reduction on the number of muskie anglers on several of the area muskie lakes. Not because I disapprove of them muskie angling, but because the hot weather spell we are just finishing up has warmed surface temperatures to the...
July 30, 2016 - 5:10am
July 23, 2016
Time to get over trauma, learn to cast
Learning how to cast is a basic skill set that is important for all anglers to learn at some time. I get many anglers from all over the country, with years of fishing experience, that lack that skill. Most of the time, a short instructional period is all that is needed to correct...
July 23, 2016 - 5:20am
July 16, 2016
Rain much-needed to fill low lakes
This last week has been the week of rain and wind. It has reduced the number of anglers on the water. The fronts definitely had an effect on the fishing, and the bite was as inconsistent as the weather. Fish did continue to get caught, but scrounging was the name of the game on many...
July 16, 2016 - 5:05am
July 9, 2016
Weeds are a fisherman’s best friend
If you are interested in just getting out on the lakes to catch fish and being species-specific doesn’t matter as much as just getting a tight line, then you need to learn how to fish the weeds. There are always fish relating to weeds. Sometimes they are on the inside edges of weed...
July 9, 2016 - 5:20am
June 25, 2016
How to hook, use leeches and crawlers
With the time of the summer we are at, the leech and crawler bite are “go to” baits for walleye, and the pan fish love them, too. I forget, and take for granted that anglers know how to hook a leech and a crawler. This week, even fishing with experienced anglers for clients, I...
June 25, 2016 - 5:45am
June 11, 2016
Properly prepare for warm fishing weather
With the weather we are having this weekend, it is a good time to discuss preparing properly to deal with extreme heat, especially when you are on the water. It is easy to lose touch sometimes with how hot it is if the wind is blowing a little when you are on the lake. Water temperatures...
June 11, 2016 - 5:30am
June 4, 2016
‘Bug bite’ changes fish feeding patterns
You have probably noticed the windshield getting messy this last week. It always happens with the warm up of our lakes, rivers, and ponds. A significant amount of the bug hatches that end up on your window come from the water. When this happens, you can bet that the fish also start...
June 4, 2016 - 5:10am